Typically, when you receive a Gloucester speeding ticket or traffic fine, you may automatically pay it without a second thought. However, you may end up paying thousands of extra dollars in raised insurance for several years due to that one ticket. A speeding ticket lawyer may be able to help you avoid conviction or reduce your fines, saving you money in the long run.
Gloucester Speeding Ticket Consequences
A gloucester speeding ticket is a minor infraction, but can prove very expensive. If you are a young, male driver, for example, a speeding ticket can double your insurance premiums or you may even lose coverage – after paying more than $250 in court fines and fees. Additionally, judges often administer a stricter punishment if you have a history of speeding.
Pre-Paying a Speeding Ticket
When you pre-pay a gloucester speeding ticket, the advantage is, you do not have to take time out of your schedule to go to court, which can take the better part of a day. The problem is that when you pre-pay, you have no chance of having the charge reduced or dismissed.
If you do not go to court, you have no chance of having the charge reduced or dismissed. If you do decide to pre-pay the fine, the court will still make you pay court costs on top of the fine for speeding, even though you didn’t go to court. By paying the ticket ahead of time end up paying more money. A speeding ticket isn’t the only offense that has this effect. For more information check out Traffic Offenses.
Contact Bill for the BEST Representation
Without a lawyer like Bill, a gloucester speeding ticket and all traffic offenses can have a negative impact on your driving record and your expenses. Please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with Bill Johnson.